Navigating a Resource (controls in the Locator bar)

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Updated for Logos 8

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What is the Locator bar?

  • The Locator bar is available on each of your resources.
  • It contains some tools and location details.
    (the image below has a red rectangle around the Locator bar)

What are the tools on the Locator bar?

  • The Locator bar contains the following tools
a) Table of Contents toggle button.
allows you to open or close the table of contents.
On Resource Toolbar from Logos 8.
b) Contents location
shows you where you are relative to the table of contents.
c) Navigation choice
shows which navigation choice that you have selected.
If clicked on, a drop down list appears with selections.
d) Navigation arrows
navigates forward or backward relative to the navigation type selected in item c.
e) Close button
closes the Locator bar.

I don’t see the Locator bar

  • To open it follow these steps:
    1. Click on the Panel Menu icon.
    2. In the resource window menu, click on the Show locator bar.

  • Or make sure that the resource is active (by clicking in the viewing area of the resource), then press Ctrl+Shift+L key combination.

Using the Forward and Backward arrows

  • These arrow will move your location in your resource per the Navigation choice.
    See the Navigation choices in sections below.

    • The up arrow moves to the previous navigation point.
    • The down arrow moves to the next navigation point.

  • Your current Navigation choice appears on the Locator bar to the left of the Navigation arrows.

Typical Navigation choices

  • These choices are typically what you will see in the Navigation list

    a) Click on the current navigation choice on the Locator bar.

    • Article – moves to next/previous heading
      • [pericope in a Bible, heading in commentary, or next dictionary entry]

    • Book – moves to the next/previous book in your Bible.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing (e.g. verse/chapter/book), n/a in other books]

    • Chapter – move to the next/previous chapter.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing, n/a in other books]

    • Verse – moves to the next/previous verse.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing, n/a in other books]

Search Navigation choice

  • If you are using the Search tool, the search results can be used by the navigation arrows in your book(s) when changing the navigation selection to Search Result.
  • In the example below the NIV bible has search results for the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven”. It now has a new item (Search Result) in the navigation list.

  • If you select Search Result, then press the down navigation arrow, it will move the location in your NIV resource to the first/next search result.

  • Note that you could use this navigation method in any other resources which appeared in the search results.

Annotation Navigation choice

  • If you have Notes or Highlighted text in your resource, then the navigation item (Annotation) can appear in the navigation list.
    • in Logos 8, faceted browsing is available in the Sidebar
  • Annotation will appear only when you have selected Notes under Notes and Highlighting in your resource’s Visual filters menu. Then you can use the navigation arrows to move forward & backward to annotated text.


Visual Filter Navigation choice

  • See Visual Filter for setting up Visual Filters.
  • If you have Visual Filters setup and turned On in your resource’s Visual filters menu, then a new navigation item (Filter Highlight) will appear in the navigation list.

  • You can navigate within your resource using your keyboard.
    This mimics using the navigation arrows

  • The keyboard shortcuts are:
    • Forward – key combination Alt + DownArrow
    • Backward – key combination Alt + UpArrow

  • If you need to change the navigation method before using the keyboard arrows,

Table of Contents

Contents Location


  • As you navigate through your resource this Contents Location changes to show you where you are within your resource.
  • It is more than just a contents text identifier. It is a series of links.

    • You can quickly navigate backwards to:
      • Sub headings
      • Beginning of the chapter

Viewing the Table of Contents


a) Clicking on this icon will show or hide the Table of Contents.
For Logos 8, the sidebar icon is on the Resource Toolbar
The TOC will open in a sidebar to the left of your resource.


b) For items that are not fully visible, you can hold your mouse over that item and a pop-up will appear with the full item.


c) You can resize the Table of Contents sidebar by grabbing the right vertical edge and dragging it.

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